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Piastri confirmed as 2022 Alpine F1 reserve driver

Oscar Piastri Oscar Piastri has moved another step closer to becoming Australia’s next Formula 1 star, earning a promotion as Alpine’s official reserve driver from 2022. Piastri has made a name for himself in recent years, winning the FIA Formula 3 championship last year and leading the 2021 Formula 2 title race with just two events remaining. There were hopes that the 20-year-old Victorian could make an immediate step up to the pinnacle for next season. However, being an Alpine Academy member, his path to the top-flight with the French manufacturer was blocked as Fernando Alonso’s renewal to the end of 2022 was confirmed and Esteban Ocon was re-signed to a three-year deal. Piastri...
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